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July 9, 2019
My Son's Wedding - What I Will Remember

My Son’s Wedding Day – What I Will Remember

My son’s wedding day was beautiful in every way. Two vibrant young people said “I do” at an altar; surrounded by family and friends…one, a boy I’ve poured love into for the past 23 years and the other, a lovely girl who’s charm and sheer cuteness has stolen our hearts. […]
May 30, 2019

Wedding Shower of Blessings

You blink and your kids are grown; ready to launch out on their own awesome journey. I stand at a distance and observe my son present his future wife to family and friends; smiling and chocking back a lump in my throat as I recognize the pride in his voice […]
March 27, 2019
facing painful emotions

Five Steps To Face Painful Emotions

I can still remember it like it was yesterday. There I stood on the front porch staring out into the darkness. The tears came as they inevitably do and I wiped them away with a napkin plucked hastily from the kitchen counter. I could just barely make out his silhouette […]
November 21, 2018

This Mom’s Take On Turkey In The Microwave

This Thanksgiving, my kids won’t be sitting with me around a laden family table. They’ll be enjoying the holiday on the other side of the globe. Still, I’ll choose to commemorate the holiday by thanking God for our many shared memories…they rest securely in my heart regardless of time or […]
November 21, 2015
How To Get More Than Yes Or No From Your Kids

How To Get More Than Yes And No From Your Kids

Years ago when my son was still crawling around in his diaper, I learned a valuable lesson that I have heeded to this day…listen to your older kids when and where they want to talk. My family was visiting friends in their home and we’d all just sat down to […]
October 3, 2015
Your College - How To Make Communication Happen

Your College Kids – How To Make Communication Happen

You made it through the difficult process of moving your college-aged child into his dorm room. No doubt you cried a good bit of the way home or possibly the whole rest of the day for that matter. Now, several weeks have passed, but there is seldom a moment that […]
September 23, 2015
My Clown

Come On, Show Me That Smile! – Wordless Wednesday

Any of you who have visited my site before know that I enjoy fashion and I like my makeup. Wearing make-up is sort of the like the southern girl’s rite of passage. I started wearing it when I was 14 and applying it has been part of my life routine […]
September 19, 2015
Go Check Out The Good Mother Project

Check Out The Good Mother Project

It has been a little over a year since I sent my first-born off to college. Obviously, I did not die of a broken heart even though I honestly felt like I would when I first drove out of the parking lot to leave him in his new college town. […]
August 26, 2015
Images - Crushed Car

Wordless Wednesday – Crushed Car 10,000 Miles Away

I received a message with these images of my son’s crushed car on Sunday afternoon. Thankfully, he had the presence of mind to type “so somebody plowed into my car in the parking lot” just prior to posting the pictures. No mama wants to see pictures like these; especially when […]
August 6, 2015

The Best Family Memories Are Often Not-So-Perfect Moments

What are your fondest family memories? If you were to sit down around the table to reminisce with family or close friends, what is the first story you would tell? I bet it would be a story filled with chaos and mishaps. Why? Because our best stories and fondest memories […]
July 6, 2015
Parent Checklist For College: College Visits

Parent Checklist For College: College Visits

One of the shared experiences of most women over 40 is sending your kids off to college. I have already done it once with my son and now, I again embark on the process with my daughter. This is the second post in the series Parent Checklist For College that […]
July 1, 2015
He's Home!

He’s Home! – An Airport Reunion

He’s Home!!! I had not seen my boy since Christmas. I asked my daughter to take the first picture of my airport reunion…because I didn’t want to miss my moment! After all, what is life but a collection of moments. After all, what is life but a collection of moments. Click […]